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Jürg Zeltner, CEO of UBS Wealth Management, says in the current investing environment, clients are not risk-on.

Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, says there are divergences between the data coming from euro zone countries with France continuing to be the "sick man of Europe".

Russia 'definitely' looking east: CEO     Thu, 22 May '14 | 3:20 AM ET

Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of RDIF, discusses the Sino-Russian deals signed recently and how Russia is increasingly looking east for investments and says many investments can be made around the Gazprom deal.

CNBC caught up with leading figures in the metal industry at the Platts Global Metal Awards to discuss the sector, exchange rates and key risks.

Western CEOs not attending SPIEF 2014 are making a mistake, says Jean-Francois Decaux, co-CEO of JCDecaux, as Russia is a large market and being prepared for crisis is part of investing there.

Severstal not pulling out of US: CEO     Thu, 22 May '14 | 3:24 AM ET

Alexey Mordashov, CEO of Severstal, discusses the structural issues in the metal sector and says the group has no plan to pull out of the U.S..

The sanctions against Russia have had minimal impact short-term but they could be "detrimental" long-term as trust deteriorates, Alexey Mordashov, CEO of Severstal, tells CNBC.

Marc Faber, publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom report argues that a fall in the U.S. equity market could happen soon and says investors should brace for a "general asset deflation."

There is "nothing attractive" about Treasurys at the moment says Marc Faber, publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom report, but investors should still hold them to offset risks.

Liam Halligan, economics commentator at The Telegraph, says the West shouldn¿t have been so hasty to support the ouster of the democratically elected Ukrainian president.

European market opens higher     Thu, 22 May '14 | 3:00 AM ET

European shares opened higher on Thursday amid investor relief after the minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting showed no significant change in policy.

Bob Parker, senior advisor for investment, strategy and research at Credit Suisse, says that the Russian market recovery from its crisis-induced low indicates investors believe a de-escalation is underway.

There are clear signs of a recovery in Italian non-performing loans says Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa, as Italians return to consumption due to the reduction of the spreads.

Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian presidential candidate, urges the West to continue with sanctions on Russia and discusses how the Orange Revolution was lost due to the election of Viktor Yanukovych in 2010.

Alan Clarke, CEO of SABMiller, says the group managed to absorb currency headwinds to grow its margins further and highlights that emerging markets continue to provide strong growth.

Alcoa improving its cost position: CEO     Thu, 22 May '14 | 1:51 AM ET

Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO of Alcoa, says the group has made good progress on its cost curve to be more independent of where metal prices are and discusses risks.

Bernard Sucher, board member at Aton, says Russia has a lot to be proud of but that its current path to carve its way out of further global integration is bad for business.

Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa, says that only a devaluation of the euro will increase Europe's real economy and explains why he hopes the ECB will start a quantitative easing program.

Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian presidential candidate, comments on relations with Russia and says Ukraine needs to be fully integrated in the EU and NATO.

Dmitry Kostygin, chaiman of Ulmart, describes the group's operations as the "next generation" of internet retailing and says Amazon will probably switch to Ulmart's model in the next couple years.

Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO of Alcoa, says the group's facilities in Russia are operating normally and explains that he's not at SPIEF because the political dimension of the crisis "trumps other interests."

Anastasia Kourovskaia, vice president of EMEA for Millward Brown Optimor, discusses why Apple has leapfrogged Google as the top brand and what this means for the companies' shareholders.

Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, says any policy action from the European Central Bank will disappoint the market and will not give equities a boost.

China-Gazprom deal: What does it mean?     Wed, 21 May '14 | 11:00 AM ET

Alexei Kokin, oil and gas senior analyst at UralSib Capital, and Daragh McDowell, senior analyst at Maplecroft, discuss the significance of the gas deal between China and Russia's Gazprom

Freight rates remain 'weak': Pro     Wed, 21 May '14 | 1:20 AM ET

Robert Joynson, senior analyst at Macquarie Group, says the outlook for freight rates is weak but Moller Maersk will be able to deal with the challenge.

Sterling is 15% overvalued: Pro     Wed, 21 May '14 | 1:15 AM ET

Henry Dixon, U.K. equity portfolio manager at GLG, and Chris Turner, head of FX strategy at ING Financial Markets, discuss the strength of sterling and whether it is time to take profits.

European shares closed slightly up on Wednesday, after wavering throughout the day, as investors looked towards central bank policy.

Greg Valliere, chief political strategist at Potomac Research Group, says it will be a while before the U.S. Federal Reserve decides to hike interest rates.

Burt Flickinger, managing director at Strategic Resource Insight Group, says Target has struggled in Canada and it will only get worse.

Michael Lasser, hardline retail analyst at UBS, says PetSmart is facing "intense" competition from online retailers.

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